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Christmas Morning Shows 1-3" of Snow

Updated: 12/25/2013 7:17 AM
Created: 12/24/2013 8:27 AM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Light snow tapered off to flurries in the metro by 4 a.m. on Christmas morning. The snow showers arrived in the area Tuesday afternoon.

He says another round of snow should arrive from 6 to 10 a.m. with accumulations up to 1".

After that, Jonathan says it will be cloudy with flurries or brief, light snow showers in the afternoon. Temperatures will warm up a little with highs in the low 20s. 

Blowing snow is making driving conditions dangerous in parts of the state.

A winter weather advisory was issued for central and southern Minnesota as well as west central Wisconsin.

MnDOT says crews started treating roadways two days ago. Crews planned to stay out until about 10 p.m. Tuesday, unless conditions change.

The City of Minneapolis tells KSTP they had 10 trucks held over from the day shift to the night shift so they should have a total of 16 plows treating the roads from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. with the potential of bringing in more workers if it gets worse. 

St. Paul says it has a large crew Tuesday night to do plow and salt operations. They will work through the night. A smaller crew will come in Wednesday morning. St. Paul says it's waiting until Wednesday to decide if it will declare a snow emergency.

Holiday travel is running smoothly at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. As of Tuesday evening, there were only several delays.

There were reports of several spin-outs and accidents across the Twin Cities Tuesday. KSTP's Rusty Gatenby said the slick spots appeared to be mainly on bridges, overpasses and ramps. 

Rusty said black ice appeared to be giving drivers problems.

Track KSTP traffic here.

Get a list of holiday travel resources here.


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